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The Romans Vs Arabs Hand painted themed Chess set by Italfama
The Romans Vs Arabs Hand painted themed Chess set by Italfama
The Romans Vs Arabs Hand painted themed Chess set by Italfama
The Romans Vs Arabs Hand painted themed Chess set by Italfama
The Romans Vs Arabs Hand painted themed Chess set by Italfama
The Romans Vs Arabs Hand painted themed Chess set by Italfama
The Romans Vs Arabs Hand painted themed Chess set by Italfama
The Romans Vs Arabs Hand painted themed Chess set by Italfama

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  • 1 Chess board
  • 32 Chessmen
  • 1 Rules booklet
  • Two year warranty

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Excellent service! Items arrived very quickly. Obviously a company that wants to please their customers - definitely going to order again.

Google ReviewAnn & Wyllie HumeReviewed 29/09/2023

Excellent service received, and speedy delivery. The set looks far better in person than the pictures on the website. Thank you.

Google ReviewJonathan YatesReviewed 02/10/2023

Beautiful board and great customer service. The WhatsApp feature on the website is great for making sure everything is right with the order.

Google ReviewTom KenyonReviewed 23/10/2023

The Romans Vs Arabs Hand painted themed Chess set by Italfama


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Product Description

  • Presented with a beautiful 15.75 inch Spanish board.
  • Exquisitely ornate.
  • Painstakingly hand painted.
  • 3.25 inch king.
Yet another fine example of superb craftsmanship by Italama of Italy. The detail is outstanding in these historical figures. The Arab force is led by a strong king clad in body armour and a turban. His queens robe and crown, are so precise in detail. The bishop and pawns are handsomely clothed in costume of that period with an Arab looking castle for a rook. The most eye-catching piece in this set however are the Arab knights - a soldier upon a camel instead of the usual portrayal of a horse.

The Roman king is every inch a majestic ruler, in his detailed body armour and cloak, with his beautiful queen looking radiant in her flowing gown. A centurion type character represents the bishop with the knight, as is the norm, a beautifully detailed horse and rider. A romanesque structure stands as the rook with pawns as chain-mail clad infantry.

We have matched these stunning pieces with a beautiful 15.75 inch walnut and maple board from Spain however The Romans vs Arabs Themed Chess Men are also available on their own. Either way, they make a superb gift.

Under the development of the Rashidun (first four caliphs - the “Rightly Guided’) and the Umayyad caliphs (second four caliphs), The Arab vs Romans (Arab v Byzantine) wars were a series of conflicts. They started in the 7th century AD and carried on into the mid 11 century AD.

The movement of Arabs from the Arab Peninsula (now Saudi Arabia) resulted in the taking over of Byzantium’s southern colonies (Syria and Egypt) by the Muslims in the 630s. Under the direction of the aggressive Umayyad Caliphs, the next half century saw the Muslims carry out continuous attacks into Asia Minor, twice threaten the capital Constantinople with occupation and outright conquer of the Exarchate of Africa, a Byzantine administrative division. Failure of the Second Arab Siege of Constantinople in 718 eventually saw the situation stabilise. Relations became more normal with the establishment and exchange of embassies and even periods of truce. Unfortunately though conflict remained, with almost annual raids and counter raids running well into the 10th century.

Please note that as these pieces are hand painted, there may be some inconsistencies in the level of detail and colour and therefore your pieces may be very slightly different from the images shown. Any inconsistencies however are minimal.

The chess board in this set has been expertly crafted by Rechapados Ferrer in Spain using precision laser cutting techniques and stunning wooden veneers combined with expert lacquering and finishing. The underside of the board is finished in a satin veneer that is a different colour from the playing surface of the board. The veneers used for the underside may vary in colour from batch to batch.

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Product Specifications

King Height:  3.25 inches (8.26 cm)
King Base Diameter:  1 inch (2.54 cm)
King Weight:  32.1 grams
Pawn Height:  2.6 inches (6.6 cm)
Pawn Weight:  17.5 grams
Pawn Base Diameter:  0.9 inches (2.29 cm)
Weight:  2.4 kg
Materials:  Crushed Stone Resin, Maple, Walnut
Number of Queens:  2
Board Size:  15.75 inches (40.01 cm)
Board Thickness:  0.6 inches (1.52 cm)
Square Size:  1.75 inches (4.45 cm)

Please note that due to wood being a natural and therefore inconsistent material, weights are approximate and won't be exact. Please also be aware that this may result in colour and burl variation.

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We send out all of our orders in plain packaging and without an invoice or receipt, so you can feel confident sending our products as a gift directly to the lucky recipient.

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